An Excerpt from the April 10, 2013 Lunar Planner
astrology-painting-sun-moon-zodiac-signsAs always, Saturn alignments can be rather heavy somber, and sobering, As the synod takes hold by April 26-28, expect a shift into such a space. Saturn always asks us: What really matters, and are we doing it. It cuts away the superficial to get to the bottom line and forces us to face our deepest fears. And here, at the temple of the Centaur, it impels a very deep inner exploration of these issues. The Grand Trine Kite formed by the Saturn-Neptune-Ceres Grand Trine, with the Sun-Mars conjunction driving it, brings us both the question and the opportunity to address how we are using our creative power in our lives and are we accomplishing what really matters to us. Does the application of our creative energy address the real issues at hand and where we are going in our lives, as a species, and as a world?
Generally, eclipse lunar cycles mark a time of shifting into a new octave of experience. They offer a time to resynchronize our selves with the ever-changing cosmic currents supporting our evolutionary progression in consciousness. Eclipses tend to bring about endings and new beginnings. How dramatic these changes can be is a function of star alignments (where in the zodiak they occur) and other aspecting planets occurring at the time of the eclipse. Eclipse influences ‘generally’ last about six months, until the next eclipse occurs, however this is not a hard and fast rule.
Lunar eclipses tend to be more emotionally palpable in nature, how we feel about things on the inner and how we respond to our life experience. They are about releasing the emotional bonds within ourselves that glue us to involvements that are less than we truly want or deserve. They are also about the emotional and experiential aspects of our relations with others and with the world. Lunar eclipses provide opportunity for an emotional resynchronization.